This was certainly an understandable moment for emotional highjacking; however, what took place immediately afterwards and several days afterwards deserves praise and should be used as a teaching moment for our youth and the understanding of choices in the decisions we make over our emotions.
Martin Short chose not to correct Gifford on live TV, but he did so at the commerical break. Choosing grace instead of fire, Martin Short prooved to a lot of people that we can still wait during difficult moments and choose a better response. What insued later was a outpouring of justified apologies from Gifford, and the viewers could (I hope) sense a common spirit that lies in all of us.
We make mistakes. We can apologize. We can wait for the best way to discuss those mistakes. Fast response is not the better, and hurtful speech can be an accident.
I thank you Martin Short, and I am glad that Kathie Lee Gifford is who she is.